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Collection Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, official military records, clippings, press releases, reports, memoranda, photographs, printed material, two unpublished manuscripts, and a diary (1941) recording William M. Rigdon’s naval service as the United States entered World War II. The materials pertain to Rigdon’s naval service, particularly as the Assistant Naval Aide (1942-1953) to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, and after his retirement from the Navy, as Executive Manager of the Virginia Hotel Company. Topics documented by the collection include descriptions of Manila before and during World War II, the Potsdam Conference, and the origins of the Democratic Club in Washington, D.C.

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Date of Gift

2020

Start Date

1930

End Date

1982

Keywords

William McKinley Rigdon, Rigdon, WWII, Truman, Roosevelt

Disciplines

History | United States History

Scope of Collection

16 linear feet (16 boxes)

Gift of Commander William M. Rigdon.

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